January is full of amazing events related to the world of high watch-producing art. A few weeks before the start of the 29th salon of the World Presentation of Haute Horlogerie – an alternative to the Geneva salon SIHH 2019 – Franck Muller presented a new colorful collection of high-end watches called Vanguard Crazy Hours™. The WPHH salon 2019 will be held from January 15 to 19 at the Watchland site in Genthod.
The incredible Crazy Hours™ collection of stylish wristwatches debuted in 2003 and until now, was offered exclusively in the Cintrée Curvex cases. This year, an unusual complication is for the first time presented in the bold Vanguard™ case constructed out of sturdy brushed steel and complemented by a dial of the same reliable material. It is worth to remind that the highlight of this high-end watches line is the chaotic arrangement of numbers on the timepiece scale. The seeming randomness is actually quite deceptive: the numbers from 1 to 12 are placed on the dial in such a way that an arc of about 120° is formed between them. After an hour is passed, the hour hand makes a spectacular jump to the next digit, while the minute hand measures the time in normal mode.
The bright contour color of the hands, treated with a fluorescent coating, echoes the color of the applied numbers and the lines on the strap manufactured of real alligator leather. The avid high-end watch connoisseur can choose among models with yellow, red, blue and green hour indexes.
This memorable time device is equipped with the movement with jumping hour hand – the patented development of the talented Franck Muller wristwatch masters. Inside the case (44 x 53.7 x 13.7 millimeters), the shape of which represents something between a rectangle and a cushion installed precisely working caliber FM 2800 CH, powered by an automatic winding and a nice 42-hour power reserve.
The exciting exhibitions of the latest developments, improvements, and complications of the top-quality watchmaking art will gladden the luxury wristwatch admirers during the second half of January 2019. Meanwhile, do not forget to get inspired – and maybe choose something extraordinary for you – by our collection of pre-owned high-end watches. Have a satisfying shopping!